It's up...

Things have been a bit quiet on ye olde blog this past week, haven't they? Well, anyway, this is why and now it is ready! The new Curiouser website is live! There will be a few extra things added down the track, including some FAQ and details like that, but it's pretty much done.

What do you think?

Cute Baby Autumn

My sweetie nephew Levi once again :)

Have also posted more faves from two of the Adelaide Curiouser shoots here and here...

My man is good to me

He is building me a spiffy new website for Curiouser - hooray! It is going so well and I am very excited :) Lots to do, lots to do!

Oh an idea

From this post on Daydream Lily

Originally from here

I should totally do this with my camera collection - not the same thing exactly, I just mean I should photograph them one by one. My collection has evolved pretty casually over the years, so much so that I almost forget I have them until someone new visits my house and notices "all the cameras everywhere". Or someone gives me one, or passes one on, and I remember "oh yeah, I'm the girl with the cameras, that's right".

Weeks and days

Full of photos, kids education and activities, hot coffee, cold nights, sci-fi television in the background as Ben programs and I edit for Curiouser, a chaotic house (I cleaned it completely on Monday, now it is Wednesday and you'd never know), a grizzly teething boy who is 10 months already and making time for friends and other things...

It's good though. I sometimes need to remind myself that I don't need to be DOING something at every minute, but overall, we're good.

Scrapbook Inspirations layouts 1 and 2

These are the two layouts published in the first ideas book from Scrapbook Inspirations in the UK - yay! I have one more in the second ideas book coming up, will share when it is released.

A week or so in words as well

Contrary to recent appearances, this is not a photo-only blog ;) With a day (mostly) at home, I thought I'd take the opportunity to add words to the week. Well, couple of weeks, really. It's been busy :)

Last week Sienna and I flew home from Adelaide on Monday afternoon after a fab, full weekend of photography, friends and family. Ben had fared well with the boys, but he wasn't off-duty yet! I spent the next two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, at a Positive Partnerships Autism Training workshop for school-aged kids. It was really good! Lots of practical information. It took place in Box Hill, so it was out the door at 7:30 each morning and home at dinner time, or just before. Ben had the time off work and got to do my usual running around (lucky for him that Tuesday and Wednesdays are my days with the car!), getting kids to school, kinder, early intervention and Sienna's after school activity on Wednesday. The next day he got to go back to work ;) So much for time off, LOL. Thanks babe!

On the Thursday I spent half the afternoon while Ash was at kinder doing photography at Sienna's school, as they had asked me to assist with a promotional postcard. Cedar got pulled around the school in his stroller while I photographed kids in the vegie garden, kids doing bollywood dancing, kids playing giant chess, kids in the classroom and buddies together in the yard. The week since then has included a number of brief "design meetings" at the school as I pulled together the photos into a postcard design and then worked with a couple of the teachers and the school principle to tweak it until it was ready. Last night we sent it off to print - yay!
Last week and this week has also seen Cedar at a couple of Dr visits to check on his chest. He had an ear infection and chest infection a month ago and had a course of antibiotics, and then a couple of weeks ago it was deemed bronchitis. He has been happy enough so the appointments have just been to keep an eye on him, but the last appointment was on Wednesday and his chest is clear! So he is just a bit sniffly but almost completely well again!

On the weekend, of course, Ben was back on duty with the kids as I worked two days at the Stitches and Craft Show, working at the Papercut Craft Bar for Notebook Magazine (who are fab!). I had a great, very very busy, time and met some fantastic people, including
This week has included the afore-mentioned design work, photographing Levi, having a lovely catch up and bible study with my friend Megan, a Paediatrician appointment for Sienna, a crafty catch up with Kell, scrapping a colour team layout for Scrapbook Creations, all the various kinder and school drop offs, early intervention, and various discussions with doctors, school, kinder and early intervention teachers about preparing for Ash at school next year in consideration of his developmental delays and behavioural traits (let's just call them!).

It has also been about kinder duty, photography at kinder for an open day poster the committee want to make, a ducted heater installation at home today (but the heater turns out not to be working so I now have a service call booked for Monday), a lot of chasing up City Software due to their appalling service, a new homepage mockup for the Curiouser website, a playdate for the kids, Sienna's active kids on Wednesday afternoon, slow-cooked chilli (without the chilli), fire toast, chestnut soup and a little bit of photo-editing.

Now it is just photo-editing on my mind, and perhaps a coffee, so I'll be off! Have a great weekend :)

Oh he is just so cute

Little Levi... cutie alert! My tiniest nephew (though not for long, the way he's gaining!) is 1 month old...

Party like it's 2006

Simona and Philip (for those who read my comments, LOL) at Sylvia and Jeff's wedding in Germany, August 2006. There was a fun little series of these shots, but I wanted to re-edit and only had time for one this morning... They are so cute!

Four Sisters

What fun - a sisters session! Adult sisters - yay! Meet Tatum, Sam, Lauren and Jess. We had fun. There was champagne. Sand. Bubbles. A borrowed garage and an approaching ute (or something). Coffee started us off...

A bit of lens distortion at the edges but I love it anyways :)

I seem to have a thing for pedestrian crossing photos. Hmm.

Love the karate kid moment, Tatum! Awesome.

Who's the coolest person you know?

Singular? Dunno. Plural - my kids! They are pretty darn cool. Kids in general, for their inherent ability to be true to themselves.

Ask me anything

how did you get the awesome "like" "love" and "laugh" options at the bottom of your posts?! I want!

Ha, they are great, aren't they. They are called 'reactions' and if you go into your (blogger) blog dashboard, click on layout and then click on 'edit' in your 'blog posts' field. It will bring up a bunch of options. Tick the box next to 'reactions' and you can edit the reactions that you list there to say whatever you like!

Ask me anything

What do I do with your widgets? Ive never done one. Can I take one to stick on my blog to advertise for your site? Is that what they are for? Wendy x

Hi Wendy! Sorry I didn't get this question sooner. You can use the html below the widgets to paste in your blog sidebar if you wish to link to my blog. Hopefully they would look nice, as well as letting your own readers know where you get inspiration from (if, in fact, you do!). Just for fun, really.

Ask me anything


So, I hop in the car right on 3pm, our session time. The afternoon had run away from me a bit, but since I knew Lou had chosen Port Adelaide locations, and I was staying in Port Adelaide, it was ok. I was just starting to type in to the GPS my dad lent me when Louise called. She explained she was at a greenish cottage and started telling me the streets around it... I typed in one street in the GPS but then just started to pull out of where I was parked at the same time and LO and BEHOLD. The cottage was in the next carpark over! So funny.

Gorgeous spot, though, and Louise had also chosen some brilliant, character-filled spots in the abandoned wool-shed area of Port Adelaide. Very fun session! To the fabulous Louise Nelson, I thank you.

Design Divas Scrapbooking Competition

Are you a Design Diva?
Do you have a flair for design?
Does your passion for scrapbooking and cardmaking make you a borderline diva?
Did your last night out on the champers also involve cardstock and a crop?

If you even thought about answering yes to any of these questions then we want YOU to audition for one of our Design Divas.

What is a Design Diva?
The Design Divas are an elite team of scrapbookers who will provide an expert design edge to Scrapbook Creations. Throughout, we will give them a challenge or topic or call for projects that they must scrap to show our readers the very best in scrapbooking and cardmaking.
Not only will you have your work published for one whole year – but you will also get paid for everything we commission! Scrapbook and make money at the same time? Sounds like every diva’s dream!

How to enter
To enter, all you need to do is bring to our SIA coffee lounge:
-A scrapbooking layout
-An off the page project
Both created with the theme of Diva in mind. Interpret this theme any way you like – the sky is the limit! We will be taking five lucky attendees of SIA on as members of our Design Divas for one whole year, and we guarantee to publish either online or in the magazine EVERY ENTRY WE RECEIVE AT SIA – all other entries to be submitted by June 11th.


A few of my cousin's girls Riley, Kirby and Leila. Aren't they gorgeous? All that flowing hair and those bright eyes!


First sneaks from the first session I did in Adelaide this weekend just past... Tatum Woodruffe's four adorable children!